Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Eagles!!

So hubby and I took a drive to LeClaire Iowa, which is about 20 minutes from the Quad Cities to see the Eagles at Lock and Dam 14. There were a ton of people taking pictures. I'm sure it was because it was such a beautiful sunny day and in the mid 40's! It's about time we get some nice warm temps! At this place you could get closer to the eagles. I was below the trees they were sitting in and taking the pics. Doing this today made me feel much better after my Dad passing away on Thursday. We made the funeral arrangements yesterday and that was not easy to do. My mom is having a really hard time with all this. Funeral is Monday. I will be glad when that day is over.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bald Eagles

Everyday I drive over the Rock Island Arsenal bridge from Illinois into Iowa to babysit my granddaughter. I always see the eagles sitting in the trees and think I need to get some pictures of them. Well today since it was such a nice sunny day and not to cold, I got some pics. Wish I had a more powerful zoom lens to get some closer shots.

When the winter blues set in, it’s time to plan a trip to the Quad Cities for the yearly Bald Eagle Days and Bald Eagle Watch held each January along the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, is made up of the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.

Each year, from mid-December through February the Quad Cities area serves host to a large majority of Bald Eagles making their annual southern migration from Canada to the unfrozen waters of the Mississippi River.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Live Kitten Webcam

Found this webcam today. It's from the Los Angeles Animal Care Center. They are 5 week old kittens. They sure are fun to watch. Looks like they are snoozing right now. I was watching them earlier today and they were very active. Here's a link to the webcam.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cat's Meow!

Here's a new perfectly prim kitty I made up today. Just listed him in my etsy shop. Didn't have to babysit today so I got a lot of sewing done. Made up 3 more of my birds too. Some are listed on my website and others on my etsy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Twitter Anyone?

Ok so everyone over in the etsy chat forums are talking about getting a twitter account. So I got one. Not exactly sure whats to become of it. Still finding my way around. I guess it kind of like facebook only less involved. You just post short sentences as to what you are up to. Here's a link to mine

So I've decided not to do ebay anymore. I was really disappointed with my last two auctions and the fees and such. Now I'm concentrating on my etsy shop and my website, like I should have been. Going to list this crow make do on etsy tonight. We are back in the deep freeze again the last couple of days. I am so ready for spring!!! But I know I got a ways to go.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Something New for Easter!

Happy Monday everyone on this Martin Luther King Day! Is everyone ready for the inauguration tomorrow? I know I am! I'm pretty excitied for this new president! At least we haven't been freezing to death lately. Been in the 20's and in the 30's later this week!! woo hoo! Well anyway, I finished up this really cool Easter pantry box! Click on my ebay button over to the right if you want to check out the auction.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snow and more Snow

This is what we woke up to this morning, about 7" of new snow!

Just about the whole Quad Cities is shut down. Now the winds are picking up with gusts up to 30 mph. So I'm stuck inside today and thought I would take some pics of my birds.

I have 2 window feeders on my sewing room window that I just love watching while I am on the computer or sewing. Then out on my deck I have a couple feeders along with my suet feeder. I'm hopeing to get some nice pics of the woodpeckers on the suet feeder.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another Primitive Mouse~

It was a good day to stay inside and create. I don't think it even got above 0º today. And it's going to get worse tonight. We are expecting 4" to 5" of snow after midnight into the morning. And then more bitter temps. So I finished up this make do today and just got it listed on ebay tonight. I think it turned out awesome! It's gonna be hard to let this one go.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Prim Valentine Mouse Pocket Peg Ornie

Hope everyone is having a good Monday night evening! We had some more snow today and now we have blizzard warning for tonight with 30+ mph winds!!! And the temp is going to be dropping too! Ohhhhh I do not like winter. Listed this cute little guy on ebay tonight. If you want to take a peek at him, just click on my ebay button over there to the right.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Primitive Vintage Valentine Heart Lock

Finished up this door hanger today and will get it listed on ebay tonight. So I thought I would give you a sneek preview! It was your typical January day here in northen Illinois. It was 7º this morning at 7:30. But at least we had a bright sunny day! :) Oh I'm yearning for those nice spring days already. But that won't be for awhile. :(

Monday, January 5, 2009

Primitive Valentine Heart Make Do's

I've listed my first items for 2009 on ebay tonight! Love the way they turned out! It's nice to get back to work after the holidays. I sure did need that much needed break.